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Senior AAP leader Shakeel-ur Rahman quits party, calls Kejriwal anti-Muslim

In another big blow for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a senior leader of the party, Shakeel-ur-Rahman, today resigned from the party. He was party's sector in-charge, Assembly spokesman as well as a very well known and popular leader.


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Katju's 'Bihar-Kashmir package deal' remark causes outrage

Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju sure knows how to stay in the limelight. His recent comment apparently denigrating Bihar has kicked up a political storm, with some political leaders on Tuesday calling it a fit case of sedition and demanding for his arrest.


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India to rethink 'Most Favoured Nation' status to Pakistan, PM Modi calls

New Delhi: Maintaining its tough stance against Pakistan after the Uri terror attack, India will now look into whether to withdraw Most Favoured Nation status to that country. In this regard, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with top officials on Thursday for a review.


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Sushma Swaraj all set to give 'stinging reply' to Pakistan in UN speech

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will give a stinging response to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's "tirade" on Kashmir at the UN General Assembly and attack the country for using terrorism as an "instrument of state policy," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters.


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Indus waters treaty to remain, but India has an ace up its sleeve

New Delhi: India has ruled out cancelling the Indus Waters Treaty With Pakistan, but the government is reportedly looking into ways of increasing its use of waters that flow from India but are controlled by Pakistan, which Islamabad is not going to like.


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Rahul Gandhi blames BJP-RSS after shoe attack during UP roadshow

Sitapur: Rahul Gandhi blamed the BJP and the RSS after he was attacked with a shoe during a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The shoe missed him narrowly after which the attacker was arrested.


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Navtej Sarna appointed India's ambassador to the US

New Delhi: India's High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna has been appointed as ambassador to the US. This will be a high-profile posting for Sarna where he will face the task of engaging with a new administration in Washington following the November 8 Presidential poll.


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Vishal Dadlani apologises to Jain monk Tarun Sagar in person

Chandigarh: Music composer Vishal Dadlani, who was slammed for his sarcastic tweet on Jain monk Tarun Sagar last month, today met the spiritual leader at his ashram in Chandigarh to offer his latest apology, in person.


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Mulayam calls parliamentary board meeting to diffuse SP crisis

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has called the party's parliamentary board meeting on Friday to end the crisis. On Wednesday, during a function in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav...


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China supports two-step approach within NSG for entry of non-NPT states

New Delhi [India]: China on Tuesday said that it supports the notion of a two-step approach within the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to address non- Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) states' participation, which includes India and Pakistan.


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Nitish-Shahabuddin verbal war just a smokescreen, they are in cahoots: Giriraj

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept. 14: Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Shahabuddin of teaming up and said that their current verbal war was just a smokescreen to hide their devious intentions.


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Three-day BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet to begin in Vizag today

Visakhapatnam [India], Sept. 14: The Visakhapatnam district administration and the city police are geared up for the smooth conduct of the Third BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Urbanisation Forum Meet with the theme- "Building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for urbanisation" which will start from today.


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Will take decision after having word with Mulayam Singh: Shivpal Yadav

Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 14: After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav removed his uncle and party member Shivpal Yadav from all key ministerial portfolios, the latter on Wednesday said he would follow the decision of the party and carry out the work assigned to him with dedication.


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No need to worry on Lalu-Nitish' bond: JD (U)

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: The Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said there is no need to worry on the bond shared between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, as both of them are matured leaders.


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UP CM Akhilesh breaks silence, says 'this is fight in govt. not within family'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 14: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday downplayed reports of a rift between him and senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, saying this was a fight in the government and not a family tussle.


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Embraer aircraft deal: Defence Ministry writes to CBI, seeks preliminary inquiry

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: The Defence Ministry has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and sought preliminary inquiry in the 2008 Embraer aircraft deal.


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Navjot Singh Sidhu formally resigns from BJP

Chandigarh [India], Sept. 14: Cricketer-turned-politician and former Rajya Sabha member Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday formally resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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Akhilesh strips Shivpal off key ministries despite elevation to SP chief in UP

Lucknow [India]: The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday replaced Akhilesh Yadav with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav as its new chief in Uttar Pradesh, however there was a downside to the development as Shivpal was stripped off his key ministries.


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India, Pak security forces exchange sweets on Eid al-Adha

Jammu (JK) [India], Sept. 13: Putting aside the ongoing hostilities between the two countries, Indian and Pakistani security forces on Tuesday exchanged sweets at various border points on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


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Lalu downplays 'paristhitiyon ke neta' remark, slams media

New Delhi, [India] Sept 13.: In wake of the ongoing row over gangster-turned politician Mohammed Shahabuddin's critical remarks for the Bihar Chief Minister, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday held the media responsible for the controversy and asserted that Nitish Kumar is the leader of the grand alliance ruling the state.


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No comparison between situation in J-K, PoK: India to UN

New Delhi [India], Sept. 13: With United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein requesting both India and Pakistan to give "unconditional access" to both sides to conduct independent probes into the Kashmir and Balochistan unrest, New Delhi on Tuesday responded saying that the situation in the valley has aggravated by sustained cross-border terrorism emanating from Islamabad, adding the crisis in Pakistan occupied


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India, China hold parleys on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

New Delhi [India], Sept. 13: India and China on Tuesday held talks on issues of mutual interest in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, including New Delhi's membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).


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Devendra Sehrawat slams 'boys club' AAP for misusing political power

Chandigarh [India], Sept. 13: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Devendra Sehrawat on Tuesday lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that the ruling party in Delhi is a boys club with the notion that there is no problem in harassing women.


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Cong cautions 'mahagathbandhan', says RJD-JD (U) spat will only benefit BJP

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept. 13: The Congress, which is a part of the grand alliance in Bihar, today said that repeated attacks on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by the 'mahagathbandhan' leaders would demean the aura of the Chief Minister and in turn benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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AAP suspends Devinder Sehrawat from party's primary membership

New Delhi [India]: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday suspended its Bijwasan MLA Colonel Devinder Sehrawat from primary membership of the party.


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Union Cabinet approves signing of India-Afghanistan extradition treaty

New Delhi [India], Sept.12: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Afghanistan.


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Union Cabinet approves creation of GST Council, Secretariat

New Delhi [India], Sept.12: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the setting up of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council as well as the setting up of its secretariat as per the following details:


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India-US Forum of Parliamentarians delegation heads to United States

New Delhi [India], Sep 12: FICCI's Forum of Parliamentarians is organising the annual delegation of India US Forum of Parliamentarians to the United States. The delegation shall visit Washington D.C from 11th to 17th September 2016 for a series of high level political call-ons, round tables with think tanks, interaction with Indian and American industry leaders, diaspora, students and media interactions.


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Somnath Bharti dares 'Modi police' to arrest him

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi MLA Somnath Bharti on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'police' to come and arrest him if there was truth to him or his supporters allegedly misbehaving with security guards at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last week.


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FIR filed against me to divert attention from AAP's success in Punjab: Somnath

New Delhi [India], Sept. 11: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been booked for allegedly misbehaving with security guards at AIIIMS, on Sunday cried foul and claimed that the FIR was filed in response to "humongous success" of AAP's kisan rally in Punjab, asserting that it was nothing but a 'diversionary tactic'.


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